Rep. John Boehner said in a presser leading up to President Obama's deficit speech that he fully supports Paul Ryan's budget proposal, especially the medicare destruction element of his plan.
With the entire GOP leadership by his side, all of them are now attached to Ryan's "Path to Destruction" budget proposal.
Boehner: I fully support Paul Ryan's budget including his efforts on Medicare.
This should be turned into an endless amount of commercials for the upcoming 2012 election.
Earlier today it was reported that the GOP is are squirming over Ryan's plan:
Some Republicans are already squirming over a vote that provides a ready-made campaign ad for their opponents: Rep. Paul Ryan’s fiscal 2012 budget, which will restructure Medicare, alter Medicaid funding and slash $6 trillion from federal spending over 10 years.
Whether they’re new lawmakers in formerly Democratic seats or House veterans who represent districts with large elderly populations dependent on Medicare, a significant number of Republicans realize that embracing the Ryan plan may be one of the most treacherous votes of the year.
So rather than taking a strong stand, they’re hedging during the leadup to the roll call.
Rep. Tim Murphy, a fifth-term Republican who represents a western Pennsylvania district south of Pittsburgh with roughly 17 percent of residents older than 65, is still undecided. Susan Mosychuk, Murphy’s chief of staff, said it’s a “high-profile vote” that they are “still taking a look at.”
Even Tea Party queen Michele Bachmann hasn't signed off on the crazy Ryan plan. How crazy is that? Dave Johnson: Republican Budget SO Loony Even The Nuts Think It's Nuts!
Saving the best for last, from the above-cited House GOP faces risky vote on Medicare, Medicaid,
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who is considering a presidential bid, said the plan "merits our full attention," but didn't go further.
Whoa, even Rep. Michelle Bachmann thinks it's nuts! When Michelle Bachman thinks something is nuts, you are waaaayyyy past nuts and into full-on, screaming, idiotic, crazy, frothing, hallucinating, straight-jacket-wrapped, padded-cell, chasing-with-a-net budget lunacy.
Boehner has now rubber stamped Ryan's budget and Deathcare proposals. Why do they want to hurt grandma so?